Film Schedule

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

When: February 23, 2011, 7pm


Director: Jessica Oreck (Japanese and English with subtitles, 90m, 2009)

Official website

Working backwards through history, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo explores the mystery of the development of Japanís love affair with bugs. Using insects like an anthropologistís toolkit, the film uncovers Japanese philosophies that will shift Westernersí perspectives on nature, beauty, life, and even the seemingly mundane realities of their day-to-day routines.

Introduced by Professor Eileen Mikals-Adachi, who teaches Japanese language, culture and contemporary fiction at Eckerd College.

Following the program there will be an announcement of the winners of the 2011 "Visions/Voices" Environmental Short Film Competition. Environmentally themed short films both in and out of competition will be screening throughout the festival.

News & Views

  • March 1, 2011

    The 2011 award recipients have been announced, click here to see the winners.

  • Short Film Competition

    The Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd College is pleased to announce an environmental film competition. The competition is open to all students. We especially encourage submissions from Eckerd College students and alumni. The winning entries will be screened during the film festival on February 23. Click here for more information.

  • March 29, 2010

    The 2010 award recipients have been announced! Click here to see the winners.

  • February 5, 2010

    The 2010 films have been announced. Learn more.